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Russia Rising – 7 investigative Podcasts from Global News

Russia Rising 
is an investigative series of 7 podcasts hosted by Jeff Semple, the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News, This series will look at Russian Trolls, Cyberwarfare, Hacking, KGB agents, and The Putin Generation. Jeff is on the ground gathering stories to form pieces of a puzzle, to separate fact from fiction, and unravel the mystery of Russia’s rise.

GTLLI is bringing these podcasts to your attention because they supplement our recent Russian Century course.
For details of the first few podcasts, click on …. Russia-rising-first-episodes

To listen to these podcasts ….. click here on …. Russia Podcasts and select the episode you wish to hear.

Travel in Russia with the Friesens



In the 6 weeks of our Russian Century lectures, Dr. Leonard Friesen and his wife, Mary, gave us a 100 year historical tour from Tsar Nicholas to President Putin and some insight into Russian life and people. He mentioned many places in Russia and in particular, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Having lived in Moscow, they enjoy unique and different places which they like to share on the tours that they lead.


For more information ……. Treasures of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg


2018-19 Lecture Season

GTLLI VIDEO – online

Videos of completed 20018-19 lectures as well as 2 lectures from 2017-18 are on sale until June 2019. 
Two samples from the Perspectives series may be seen here…….watch video clips 

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For a list of available videotaped lectures ………GTLLI Videos
Lectures are available online as recorded video from 2 days after the event…… GTLLI’s Video Program.
Single $10 videos are viewable online for 2 weeks immediately following purchase.
Every video in a bundle of 4 ($32) or 6 videos (
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If you do not have an account click on …. Creating a GTLLI account.


GTLLI’s 2018-19 season continues Friday, March 29,  2019……. The Radio Documentary: ideas in Sound

Hall tickets are sold out but $10 walk-in tickets for a single lecture will be available ..Walk-in tickets
Video recordings of the lectures will be available online as described above in GTLLI VIDEO.
Extra material provided by lecturers is available under Resources above.

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Descriptions of all lectures are available below and in a printable brochure…. .. GTLLI- 2018-19-Brochure


GTLLI 2018-19 Season Lectures

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The live lectures have been completed. They are viewable in North America as recorded video.
For information on videos…. go to Videos on the main menu above.

The live lectures have been completed. They are viewable in North America as recorded video.
to Videos on the main menu above.


THE RUSSIAN CENTURY, 1917-2017..... read course description
  Live lectures have been completed. They are viewable in North America as recorded video.
Go to Videos on the main menu above.

Live lectures take place March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10 but are SOLD OUT.
A limited number of walk-in tickets will be available at each lecture.
Videos of completed lectures are available 2 days after each lecture.


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Join the Volunteer Team at GTLLI
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In addition to the satisfaction you will get in doing meaningful work with interesting people, you will be eligible to purchase 2019-20 lecture tickets in advance of regular members and the general public……. volunteer-information.